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Responsive Theming for Drupal
Responsive Theming for Drupal

If you want your Drupal website to work well on smartphones, tablets, and desktops, this practical guide shows you how to incorporate Responsive Web Design (RWD) with specific Drupal 7 themes. You'll learn how to create attractive, easy-to-navigate layouts for everything from tiny phone screens to 30-inch desktop monitors—all with the same codebase. Ideal for experienced Drupal developers, this book takes you through RWD basics and shows you how to build sites based on Aurora, Zen, and Omega - three popular base themes created by Drupal contributors. Whether you're creating a new site with RWD or adapting an existing one, you'll learn how to become a better, more efficient Drupal themer. ...
Programmer's Guide to Drupal, 2nd Edition
Programmer's Guide to Drupal, 2nd Edition

If you're a web programmer new to Drupal this book shows you which programming techniques you can use—and which you should avoid—when building custom web applications with this content management framework. Drupal has its own set of programming principles that require a different approach, and many programmers make mistakes when relying on skills they've used for other projects. Updated to cover Drupal 7 and Drupal 8, the guidelines in this book help you through the transition by demonstrating which programming practices conform to the "Drupal way," and which don't. Discover what's new in Drupal 8 and learn how to take advantage of the powerful Drupal API. ...
Drupal for Education and E-Learning, 2nd Edition
Drupal for Education and E-Learning, 2nd Edition

As social networks become more popular, their role in the classroom has come under scrutiny. Drupal offers a wide variety of useful tools for educators. Within a single Drupal site, you can set up social bookmarking, podcasting, video hosting, formal and informal groups, rich user profiles, and other features commonly associated with social web communities. Drupal for Education and E-Learning - 2nd Edition teaches you how to create your own social networking site to advance teaching and learning goals in the classroom, while giving you complete control over features and access. Communicate with students, share learning resources, and track assignments through simple tasks with this hands-on guide. ...
Programming Drupal 7 Entities
Programming Drupal 7 Entities

Writing code for manipulating Drupal data has never been easier! Learn to dice and serve your data as you slowly peel back the layers of the Drupal entity onion. Next, expose your legacy local and remote data to take full advantage of Drupal's vast solution space. Programming Drupal 7 Entities is a practical, hands-on guide that provides you with a thorough knowledge of Drupal's entity paradigm and a number of clear step-by-step exercises, which will help you take advantage of the real power that is available when developing using entities. ...
Building E-commerce Sites with Drupal Commerce Cookbook
Building E-commerce Sites with Drupal Commerce Cookbook

Get to grips with Drupal Commerce, the new ecommerce framework based on the Drupal CMS , one of the most popular and powerful open source content management systems available. Building E-commerce Sites with Drupal Commerce Cookbook takes you through the installation, configuration, and customisation of your Drupal Commerce store. With clear, practical recipes with plenty of screenshots and tips this book will help you build attractive and profitable eCommerce sites. This book starts by showing you how to install and configure your Drupal Commerce store. Once your shop is up and running, you'll then learn how to customise and optimise it to make it stand out and display your products better. ...
High Performance Drupal
High Performance Drupal

How can you help your Drupal website continue to perform at the highest level as it grows to meet demand? This comprehensive guide provides best practices, examples, and in-depth explanations for solving several performance and scalability issues. You'll learn how to apply coding and infrastructure techniques to Drupal internals, application performance, databases, web servers, and performance analysis. Covering Drupal versions 7 and 8, this book is the ideal reference for everything from site deployment to implementing specific technologies such as Varnish, memcache, or Solr. If you have a basic understanding of Drupal and the Linux-Apache-MySQL-PHP (LAMP) stack, you're ready to get started. ...
Administrating Solr
Administrating Solr

Implementing different search engines on web products is a mandate these days. Apache Solr is a robust search engine, but simply implementing Apache Solr and forgetting about it is not a good idea, especially when you have to fight for the search ranking of your web product. In such a scenario, you need to keep monitoring, administrating, and optimizing your Solr to retain your ranking. Administrating Solr is a practical, hands-on guide. This book will provide you with a number of clear, step-by-step exercises and some advanced concepts which will help you administrate, monitor, and optimize Solr using Drupal and associated scripts. Administrating Solr will also provide you with a solid grounding on how you can use Apache Solr with Drupal. ...
Drupal 7 Multi Sites Configuration
Drupal 7 Multi Sites Configuration

Prepare your server for hosting multiple sites. Configure and install several sites on one instance of Drupal. Manage and share themes and modules across the multi-site configuration. Rapidly build a multi-site testing environment with VirtualBox and Vagrant. Extend the core multi-site configuration with add-on module. ...
Drupal Development Tricks for Designers
Drupal Development Tricks for Designers

Take your Drupal skills even further with valuable tricks for making site building truly efficient. In this concise guide - the third in a series by award-winning designer Dani Nordin - you'll learn how to set up your own development environment, quickly update your modules, and use version control to protect yourself from bonehead mistakes. Handle repetitive tasks with ease, avoid hours of frustration, and devote more time to pushing the envelope of Drupal design - just by picking up the basics of a few developer tools. It's much more than simple coding; it's real, honest-to-goodness developer Ninja Magick. ...
Drupal for Designers
Drupal for Designers

Are you a solo web designer or part of a small team itching to build interesting projects with Drupal? This hands-on book provides the tools and techniques to get you going. Award-winning designer Dani Nordin guides you through site planning, teaches you how to create solid, user-centered design for the Drupal framework, and shows you tricks for using real, honest-to-goodness, developer Ninja Magick. If you're familiar with HTML and CSS, but struggling with Drupal's learning curve, this is the book you've been looking for. ...
Drupal Search Engine Optimization
Drupal Search Engine Optimization

Learn how to create a search engine-optimized Drupal website. Packed full of tips to help you develop an appropriate SEO strategy. Discover the right configurations and extensions for SEO purposes. Gain an understanding of how the search engines function. Configure your Drupal site to be search engine friendly. The top extensions to enhance your Drupal sites search engine optimization. What the most important factors to track with Google Analytics are. ...
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